: a genus of tropical African and Asiatic trees or shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having axillary clusters of small whitish flowers with five stamens and a 3- to 5-celled ovary and drupaceous fruit

Word History


New Latin, from Malagasy voa-vanguer, a tree of the genus + New Latin -ia

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“Vangueria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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